It’s that time of the year again and many are planning to spend their Valentine’s Day with someone special. For some, it’s date night. For other’s it’s a day of bittersweet self-reflection. Whether you’re celebrating by yourself or with someone else, celebrate Valentine’s Day with these culture classics.
Brown Sugar is the feel-good love movie of Hip Hop. This is the perfect movie to watch with your loved one if you want to work towards long-term goals. Turn on Brown Sugar and curl up with that special one as you vibe off each other and consider “When did you fall in love with Hip Hop?”
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty is an interesting romantic comedy that looks at love from a man’s perspective. Made to be artistic and explorative, the movie’s greater plot looks at the impact of love on a person. The artistic mix of live action and animation make it a cool visual experience. Watch this movie with someone that you’re feeling. See if An Oversimplification of Her Beauty opens a chance for reciprocating feelings and actions.
Poetic Justice is one of those movies to watch when you’re feeling reflective, lonely, or neglected, but hopeful for change. As Justice (Janet Jackson) works through trauma and pain using poetry, we can too. Relationships can be healing and teach you many lessons. Watch Poetic Justice with someone that you’re looking to grow closer to after a rough patch. Sure to put you in your feelings and reflect on the bond that you have, Poetic Justice will bring poetic romance.
Boomerang ooks at style, love, and professional success. It looks at a lot of the things that guys do to get the attention of ladies. What makes Boomerang so interesting though, is it shows what happens when the roles are reversed. How do you feel after being reduced to a booty call or quick fix? Watch Boomerang with someone you’re considering investing more time into, but unsure about it.
Love and Basketball is a story of puppy love, growing up, and figuring out priorities. While it is a sports-centered movie, the theme is universal. It makes us consider how far we’re willing to go for love. The one-on-one game at the end is intense, to say the least! This one is great for people that enjoy sports, young love, and lifelong passion.
Love Jones explores deep connections and timelessness. A classic movie for the sheer weight of passion that is in every scene, Love Jones opens up the door for for endless possibilities in life, love, and careers. It awakens ours passion for love while pushing for greatness in other areas. Turn on the movie and get in close with whoever you’re watching this with, because you may just capture your soul mate!
Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Brooklyn Babylon is Brooklyn’s version of “Romeo and Juliet”. With its dope music and cultural differences, the movie brings up issues that are still relevant today. Struggling to come to an understanding with someone? Relax as you vibe out with a great movie and soundtrack about love with Brooklyn Babylon.
Carmen Jones (1954)
Carmen Jones follows a passionate woman who’s not afraid to get what she wants. Going from one man to another, the love triangle brings viewers on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Watching Carmen strut her stuff on the screen motivates anyone to do the same thing and go for what they want. So if you’re dateless this V-Day, follow Carmen’s lead… don’t let it slow your stride.
Happy Valentine’s Day!! And happy viewing!
– Carlton Rolle